Stand.jpgAppearing on NPR this weekend, Stephen King let slip that Marvel Comics will also be adapting his well known virus-kills-everyone-or almost-everyone-who-form-two-groups-with-good-winning-in-the-end The Stand into comic form.

“I did go to Marvel and asked them… if they would have any interest in adapting the Stand as a graphic novel, and they are going to do that – Marvel is going to do The Stand as a graphic novel.”

I didn’t read the Dark Tower series Marvel put out, but I do know King fans loved the adaptation. If The Stand is made into a graphic novel, I expect even more people will head to their local comic shop (LCS) to pick up the title that is probably more widely known than the Dark Tower series.

via NPR


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  1. Absolutely my favorite King novel. I’ve read this cover to cover more times than I can count and I remember last year’s panel at some con (maybe NY) that this was alluded too. As more comes out I’ll be curious to see how they’ll approach this series … there is no way you can jam the story into 5 issue mini.

  2. Marvel is riding the King wave as far as they can

    I’m actually glad to see it. Anything that brings more folks to comics is good and the King based comics have been pretty damned OK so far.

    I’ve only been reading them sparingly in my shop though but I bet this will make a badass omnibus someday :)

  3. Well, I love King, but I just cannot see the 1300+ novel successfully adapted into a comic book. They would either have to make very drastic cuts or make a very looong series. And that long series would be boring as heck. Let’s face it, the scale of events there is somewhat not fitting into 25-pages-a-month format.

    Not that I am not glad, but I’ll be surprised if they will pull it off successfully. Oh well, I guess it went more than OK with the Dark Tower, so…

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